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Definition of Pragmatism

Pragmatism

  1. The quality or state of being pragmatic; in literature, the pragmatic, or philosophical, method.

Pragmatism Quotations

You see, idealism detached from action is just a dream. But idealism allied with pragmatism, with rolling up your sleeves and making the world bend a bit, is very exciting. It's very real. It's very strong.
Bono

Greatness is not manifested by unlimited pragmatism, which places such a high premium on the end justifying any means and any methods.
Margaret Chase Smith

I abhor anything that constitutes torture. Water-boarding, it's perfectly clear to me it is torture. I never supported extraordinary rendition to torture, always said that Guantanamo should be closed. There is no clash of ideals and pragmatism there.
David Miliband

Idealism loses to pragmatism when it comes to winning elections.
Danny Strong

His track record of pragmatism, depth and candor all speak to a person who would find the Tea Party simplistic, opportunistic and misguided. Reagan was surrounded by some very smart people who gave him very sound advice. They were not wondering where certain countries are on the map.
Eugene Jarecki
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Pragmatism Translations

pragmatism in German is Pragmatik
pragmatism in Spanish is pragmatismo

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